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Hot on the heels of Google’s 2011 Zeitgeist, YouTube has released a list of its most-watched videos in the UK this year.

Surprisingly the top spot isn't taken by a cat, but is filled by a talking dog, followed closely by a T-Mobile advert that took advantage of the buzz surrounding the royal wedding.

T-Mobile is the only brand to make the list, which also includes a Britain’s Got Talent audition, talking twin babies and a few music videos.

YouTube has also revealed the most watched clips for sport, family and science, as listed below.

The top 10 most watched videos in the UK for 2011

1. Ultimate Dog Tease

2. The T-Mobile Royal Wedding

3. Songify This - Winning - a Song by Charlie Sheen

This edit of Charlie Sheen interviews on ABC, CNN, NBC to music by the Gregory Brothers effectively sums up Charlie's 'winning' year.

4. Nyan Cat [original]

5. Michael Collings - Britain's Got Talent 2011 Audition - itv.com/talent

6. Masterchef Synesthesia - Swede Mason

Swede Mason edits Masterchef footage to the sounds of sweet tunes with a pumping "buttery, biscuit bass"...

7. Diary of a bad man 5

Comedy sketches about a troubled young man with the mentality of a 7-year-old, growing up in the hood learning meaningful lessons along the way.

8. Rebecca Black "Friday" (Brock's Dub)

9. Talking Twin Babies

10. TomSka

ASDF is a series of sketch animations by Thomas Ridgewell.

The most watched music videos in the UK for 2011

1. Jessie J - Price Tag ft. B.o.B.

2. Nicki Minaj - Super Bass

3. Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull

4. Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song [Official Video]

5. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock

6. Pitbull - Give Me Everything ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer

7. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful

8. Cher Lloyd - Swagger Jagger

9. Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

10. Dappy - No Regrets

The most watched technology reviews globally for 2011

1. AatmaStudio: iPhone 5 Concept Features

2. gilcarni: How to Video Chat on using ChatVibes

3. ZAGGTV: Real iPhone 5 Unboxing?

4. phonedog: iPhone 5 with 8MP Camera and More

5. trezaei: iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S comparison speed camera volume

The most watched family videos globally for 2011

1. KAftC: Lily's Disneyland Surprise!

2. AreYouSuprised: Telling my dad that I am gay-LIVE

3. googlechrome: Google Chrome: Dear Sophie

4. TheMomof6boys: Twin Escapes From His Crib - OFFICIAL VIDEO

5. ashnicsparks: Greatest Father Daughter Dance Medley Ever!

The most watched sports videos globally for 2011

1. mcsmcc: Mountain Biker gets taken out by BUCK - CRAZY Footage - Only in Africa

2. MessiGoals2010: Balotelli failed trick shot -  Mancini takes him out

3. Unitridersaus: World First BMX Triple Backflip - Jed Mildon May 28, 2011

4. WOODTV8: Fennville tops Bridgeman

5. MrSprts12: Evan Longoria's Crazy Bare Hand Catch

Most-watched science:

1. yesterday2221: What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

2. brusspup: Incredible Shade Illusion!

3. MrJonathanpost: 3D No glasses by Jonathan Post

4. NeilMonday: Space Shuttle Launch: Viewed From an Airplane

5. brusspup: Impossible Balls Illusion!

David Moth

Published 20 December, 2011 by David Moth @ Econsultancy

David Moth is Editor and Head of Social at Econsultancy. You can follow him on Twitter or connect via Google+ and LinkedIn

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Steffan Aquarone

Steffan Aquarone, Owner at Droplet Online Ltd.Small Business Multi-user

Hahahaha can't BELIEVE Nyan Cat's made it into that list. Nyan Cat appears in a quiz question on my online video strategies course under the headline "Pointless Meme Questions". Just goes to show...

over 4 years ago

David Moth

David Moth, Editor & Head of Social at EconsultancyStaff

it is the most pointless and annoying video I've ever seen. The fact that it has 53m views is astonishing!

over 4 years ago

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